By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s City, MD- Career Development Center professionals Misty Frantz and Kate Shirey have been chosen to present at this year’s National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference(NACE20), taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the first week of June this year.

The focus of their interactive workshop, “The Real Problem with Career Services,” will explore the model St. Mary’s College of Maryland has adopted to incorporate career readiness into the liberal arts while highlighting necessary tools for other institutions to develop an equitable system of career readiness within the college experience.

Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers is a professional association that connects over 9,300 college career services professionals; over 3,400 university relations and recruiting professionals; and over 300 business solution providers that serve this community.

NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college-educated, and forecasts hiring and trends in the job market; tracks starting salaries, recruiting and hiring practices, and student attitudes and outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks.

NACE provides its members with high-quality resources and research; networking and professional development opportunities; and standards, ethics, advocacy, and guidance on key issues.

NACE’s mission is to empower the community of professionals focused on the development and employment of college-educated talent with relevant data, resources, training, insights and relationships, while serving as the collective voice for the profession.

As the Association for those focused on the development and employment of the college-educated NACE will:

  1. Increase and retain a diversified membership and create opportunities to engage and build professional networks.
  2. Advance the body of knowledge, set standards, and cultivate professional acumen.
  3. Serve as the leading source of research, data, and content.
  4. Advocate as the leading voice for the profession and serve as the authority on related public policy.
  5. Ensure an operation that is financially sustainable with the infrastructure, technology, and staffing capabilities to drive innovation and fulfill its mission.

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